Chhavi Mittal: If smoking is allowed in public, why not breastfeeding

Popular TV actress Chhavi Mittal who is best known for her role in Tumhari Disha recently embraced motherhood. For the unversed, she named her daughter as Areeza. The actress who is quite vocal about her opinions often takes to Instagram to share her thoughts generally and as a mom. Recently, the actress, in an interview with Times of India, shared her view on breastfeeding and related topics of post-pregnancy.

She said, “Breastfeeding is a beautiful thing between a mother and a child and it’s a bond that is impossible to break. Those 20 minutes with the baby is bliss. So I like that us time to be secluded and with no one around. Yes, there are times when we have to step out of the house with the baby. Public breastfeeding should be allowed. If you are allowed to smoke, drink, abuse in public, why not breastfeeding? It’s the most beautiful and natural thing to do. All of us have done it at some point of time. Why shy away from it? A lot of importance is given to breastfeeding.”

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She went on and talked about fitness and weight loss. She said being fit is more important than weight loss as fitness and being healthy leads to weight loss. She also said how one should give time to the body to recover and how one should follow a balanced diet as well.

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Why the judgements?? Don't people get tired of judging others for whatever they do? I am a woman, a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, an actor, a writer, a learner, and an entreprenuer among many things. I have been judged many-a-times but the maximum that I have been judged is as a mother. Why though? A mother has failed if she doesn't exclusively breastfeed. She has failed if she goes to office and raises a child. She has failed if she takes help. She has failed if she sometimes feels exhausted. She has failed if she eats too much, doesn't eat enough, if she looks after herself, doesn't look after herself, if she has put on weight, lost too much weight, if she scolds her child, pampers him/her too much, if she speaks her mind, or stays silent.. and the list goes on and on and on… And it stings the most when a woman judges another woman, and a mother judges another mother.. I ask, why the judgements?? So today I only ask people to live and let live. It's a free world. Speak your mind, but remember… the freedom to do anything comes with a huge responsibility. So use your power to speak wisely, to bring a smile on a tired face of a mother, rather than bogging down an already exhausted soul. Who's with me? #judgements _________________________ #mother #mothers #judging #mom #moms #kids #children #baby #arham #chhavimittal #blogger #blog #blogpost #liveandletlive #bekind #kindness

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